This page will provide a number of resources around drug policy and drug use in today's world. We hope to provide a variety of views, and the links provided here may not be the views of TB/HIV Care Association or any of the other individuals or organisations that are involved in the RUN2016 South African Drug Policy Week.
This page will be upgraded during the next few months and beyond the conference. It will also be used to post presentations and publications after the conference, so please refer back to it regularly.
If you would like to have a resource added here, please e-mail email@example.com. Please note that we do not advertise any services, products or medications, although we may provide links to various drug policy action campaigns..
International Drug Policy Consortium
Comprehensive overview of drug policy around the world and many links and resources.
Open Society Foundations
The OSF drug policy reform page.
The Global Commission on Drugs
"The purpose of The Global Commission on Drug Policy is to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies."
UN and other agency position papers:
Local & African
West African Commission on Drugs
The Kofi Annan Foundation has established this organisation to research drugs in West Africa and develop policy suggestions.
Common African Position
Read the original Common African Position that was drafted by the African Union ahead of the UNGASS zero draft:
Submitted African Position
Read the version that was submitted by South Africa:
Below are links to useful information about drugs, drug use and drug policy. These have been selected because of their reliability and scientific rigor.
Drug and Alcohol Findings
Make Ashton's brilliant site focuses mainly on UK data, but has global relevance. His Drug and Alcohol Matrices could provide a comprehensive education about drugs without further reading.
Drug War Facts
Easy to navigate with direct links to the data and research. This site can provide many of the facts that are often ignored by politicians and the press. Such as: Is cannabis a gateway drug? and Do needle and syringe programmes work?